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Adra L. Hoplite

Adra L. Hoplite, 96, of Amanda, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Fairfield Medical Center.  He was born May 25, 1919 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia and was the son of the late John and Mary (Newell) Hoplite.  Adra was a member of Cedar Hill Calvary U.M. Church,  a life long farmer and formerly employed by Amanda Grain and Dupler Feed and Grain in Carroll.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Gwendolene (Kull) Hoplite; daughters, Shirley (Jimmie) Smith and Elva (Jerry) Shasteen both of Amanda; grandchildren, Rodney (Shelli) Smith, Chris (Robin) Smith, Phil (Jennifer) Smith, Dawn (Dave) Steinberg, Dana Anderson and Mindy (Sean) Pickrell; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastors Terry Borah and Connie Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family would like contributions made to Cedar Hill Calvary U.M. Church in Adra’s memory.

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Dear Elva, Shirley and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and grandfather. He was such a fine gentleman and a blessing to all who knew him.  My God hold you in his arms and surround you with his love. God bless you all.
With my deepest of sympathy,
Renee Abbott-Lones

RENEE LONES Oct 14 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers god bless each of you.

matt plum Oct 14 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Miller Tremblay Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Christy Smith and Cherie Myohanen.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Adra was a very special person and my family loved him dearly. Love, Christy Smith and Cherie Myohanen

christy smith Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

We're really sorry to read about your loss! Aunt Weta said a couple Adra wasn't doing well I was surprised to see the announcement so soon!! We'll be praying for strength for you guys through this hard time!! Please give Holt a hug for us, we miss seeing him!

The Paul Family Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

What an amazing legacy your family has. I remember Mr. Hoplite as a kind, gentle
man. May you all find comfort in the many pleasant memories you share. So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord.

Vera (Garrett) Bigwood Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Hoplite Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather Mr. Hoplite. I have many fond memories from my time with your family years ago, and always enjoyed going to the Hoplite home.  You are good people, and I am sad for your loss.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless and comfort you,
Sharon Hartley-Anderson

Sharon Hartley-Anderson Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy on your loss.    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.   God Bless.

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